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Interest rates: why they’re staying low

On Thursday 4th February, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced that the Monetary Policy Committee had unanimously agreed to keep interest rates unchanged. In other circumstances, this would hardly come as news; the base rate has […]

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A Changing Property Investment Market

2016 looks set to be a significant year for property investors, especially those with interests in UK property. This is the year in which we’ll likely see the impact of added taxation in the form of a new 3% extra […]

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Property Investment in 2016: Our Quarterly Report in Brief

In this article, Solomon managing director Andrew Ward summarises the findings of our Quarterly Report and draws some conclusions about the likely impacts of recent changes upon the property investment market. ** Multiple factors are conspiring to make 2016 a […]

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The UK Rental Market

  In this article, which first appeared in our January 2016 Quarterly Report, we consider the reasons why so many property investment experts expect demand for rented property to keep rising steadily – and not just this year but well […]

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Political Intervention in the Housing Market (Part 2)

  In the first part of this article, we considered the likely effects of reduced tax relief on mortgage interest and costs for ‘wear and tear’, as well as the contentious new 3% rise in Stamp Duty that landlords will […]

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Political Intervention in the Housing Market (Part 1)

Since the Conservative Government came to power in the 2015 General Election, Chancellor George Osborne has made no secret of his wish to encourage more home-ownership across Britain. Moreover, after the Bank of England warned that the continuing expansion of […]

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